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Authorities identify ‘major participant’ in Cascade County jail riot

Posted at 3:38 PM, Jul 31, 2018

GREAT FALLS- Zachary Paul Potts has been identified as a "major participant" in the riot that happened on Saturday at the Cascade County Detention Center.

On Saturday, several dozen inmates rioted at the jail, causing at least $10,000 in damage.

The Montana Department of Corrections’ office of Adult Probation & Parole filed a court document on Monday that states Potts, 22 was reportedly a "major participant" in the riot, and that felony charges against Potts are expected.

Potts was sentenced just last week by Judge Elizabeth Best on a charge of theft.

Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards said that more people are likely going to be charged.

See also: Investigation continues into Saturday’s riot at the Cascade County jail

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